Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Specialist Community Practitioner/ District Nursing

Study for this recordable Specialist Community Practitioner/District Nursing qualification at Liverpool John Moores University. Combining theory and primary care practice, the course prepares practitioners to lead service development. •Study for a District Nursing qualification recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) •Follow a curriculum developed by a team of nationwide policy influencers •Learn from expert nurses and visiting specialists •Have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice •Benefit from 20 weeks of practice placements with an NMC approved practice teacher •This course will only run subject to minimum numbers This District Nursing programme combines theoretical study and supervised practice within a primary care setting. It involves a great deal of critical analysis, synthesis, evaluation, discussion, dialogue and debate. The course's student-centred approach values prior learning and experience and builds on existing clinical and theoretical knowledge. You will be encouraged to share your past experiences as you network within your peer group and beyond. Many sessions are co-taught with other community nursing programmes enabling you to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the roles played by, and the challenges faced by, other healthcare specialists. You can study full time (40 weeks) or part time (80 weeks). Modules are delivered one or two days a week and clinical placements intersperse the classroom learning blocks. Theory days can be used for activities such as complementary module-related sessions, masterclasses, personal study and assignment preparation. You will be appointed a personal tutor to support and oversee your progress throughout the course and you will work with an experienced practitioner on work placements. Formal teaching takes place in Tithebarn Street in the city centre campus. This vibrant location offers everything you could possibly need during your studies. The resident Avril Robarts library, for example, is open 24/7 during semesters and has computer rooms, learning spaces and on site catering facilities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 12 months

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Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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